Controversial Benetton ad of Catholic Pope kissing a Muslim Cleric

Far Left Wing Bleeding Heart Liberals of Benetton were planning to run the ‘POPE-IMAM SMOOCH’ Ad as part of their ‘UNHATE’ campaign. But I guess the potential death threats to their staff from the usual Muslim maniacs convinced them to reconsider.

Islam vs Europe  Benetton’s poster showed Pope Benedict XVI kissing on the lips Egypt’s Ahmed el Tayyeb, imam of the Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo and a leading voice in Sunni Islam. The image was due to be released by Benetton today but it had already begun to circulate on the internet prior to its official unveiling.

UPDATE: Benetton has withdrawn the image and apologized.

Italian clothes company Benetton backed down and pulled a photo montage showing the pope a leading imam from its new global ad campaign on Wednesday after the Vatican issued a stern condemnation. The company, which is no stranger to controversy over its advertising campaigns, said it was “sorry that the use of the image had so hurt the sensibilities of the faithful.”